Call for 2004-2005 NHPRC Fellowship in Archival Administration
The National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) is now
accepting applications for the 2004-2005 academic year from archival professionals
interested in applying for the NHPRC Fellowship in Archival Administration.
The Commission views the fellowship as an opportunity for professional archivists
to gain new or additional experience with archival administrative procedures
and problems. The fellow will participate in a variety of administrative responsibilities,
as well as formal management or supervisory training, during the nine to twelve
months the fellow will be associated with the program.
The fellow's stipend
is $40,000, with a benefit payment of $10,000. Host institutions are awarded
$1,500, to interview prospective applicants and to use for the fellow's professional
travel during the fellowship year.
The Commission approved two fellowships
- The Massachusetts Historical Society will have the fellow participate
in a project to document the environmental history of New England.
The fellow will develop a documentation strategy, be involved in collection
documentation planning, and external affairs of the society. The fellow
conduct research and work with an advisory board, create a data base
of individuals and organizations important to the environmental history of
survey institutions having the custody of the region's environmental
records. The fellow will coordinate and supervise the processing of three
of environmental records in the custody of the society. The society
plans a twelve month fellowship. The Massachusetts Historical Society is
1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA.
- The George Meany Memorial Archives plans
to have the fellow assist in the re-design of its records management
program with revisions of deposit agreements and retention and disposition
being central to the fellow's responsibilities. The fellow will fully
participate in staff meetings, planning sessions, and contribute to GMMA's
objectives. Under the director's supervision, the fellow will draft one
and participated in fund raising. The George Meany Memorial Archives
is part of a fort-seven acre campus of the George Meany Center for Labor
Silver Spring, Maryland.
Applications from potential fellows are due by March
The Commission encourages those interested to contact the Commission staff
to discuses their applications. Application forms are available from:
Historical Publications and Records Commission
National Archives and Records
Administration, Room 111
7th and Pennsylvania Ave.
NW Washington, D.C 20408
The forms are also available on the commission's Web site:
If you prefer,
applications will be mailed to you by contacting Michael T. Meier of the Commission
staff at (202) 501-5610, ext. 252 or e-mail